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Original Oyster House

701 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6471
+1 251-948-2445
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cheese grits” (267 reviews)
“oysters” (501 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
701 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6471
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Four of us went for an impromptu lunch. This was my first time here. The alligator bites were ok, but the amount of fried breading far exceeded the amount of gator. The oyster sample plate was good...oysters were severed from their shells and spiced/cooked nicely....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Laurie P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Pretty much your typical beach restaurant. The food is fine and there is a bar. The parking lot could be bigger but there is a ramp for wheel chairs or folks with joint limitations. They also have a wifi system that can be helpful for...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Thaddeus W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had dinner our first day here. We were seated right by the window overlooking the water. Very pretty view, especially at sunset. We each had a salad which had everything that I like, nothing overdone. I had deep fried dill pickles...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Dave C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the seafood platter and were not impressed. Food was just warm, and tasted like the fish from the freezer section of your grocery store. Won't be back.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The decor definitely seems to be the original, but let's face it we are not there for the decor. Specials are a good value, ask about the "off menu" grilled oysters they are tasty. Full bar with a nice selection of draft beers. A great...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Salty4Life
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant that’s been around almost forever! I had my usual trigger on da bayou that has been great every time! My wife had their special of the day, stuffed red fish and it was delicious and more than could be eaten at one sitting!...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Larryasmall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff of most eateries give you the "mean mug" if you come in 30 minutes before closing! Not knowing the closing time, we came in three (3) minutes before closing. No problem. Seriously. "Nonsense" was the response to our offer to come back the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Cruiser08826744063
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here 3 times, just to be objective. Service was great the first time, with Brendell and the food was good. I dont recommend the baked parmesan and bacon oysters, as they use the powdered parm and it is overpowering. The first meal was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Roxy p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We come from the Texas Gulf Coast where we get great seafood. The Original Oyster House is as good or better than anything back home. We had raw oysters, fried oysters, fried shrimp and it was all very good. Out Server was great as well.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Calmday
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waitress was great, but for us food was so-so. Very greasy...fries were cold. Might return and try some other options.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Peggy M
27 March 2018|
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Response from BadgerRay | Reviewed this property |
Only for 8 or more diners.
Stephen P
7 August 2016|
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Response from cindyannsmith | Reviewed this property |
I would think so
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6471
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Gulf Shores
  • Phone Number: +1 251-948-2445
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